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Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
for today the obama administration is claiming success in getting the website to work smoothly for the vast majority of users. a passing grade for its own self-set december 1st ted line. the latest progress report says the site is working more than 90% of the time, able to handle at least 800,000 users a day. in fact, the white house says 375,000 people visited the site before noon today. and while the official numbers aren't in yet, nbc news confirms that about 100,000 people were able to select plans on the federal exchange in november. up some 27,000 -- up from some 27,000 in october. but the white house says it still has more work to do. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. but the work is not done. and it will continue. >> and right now, that rehabilitation effort extends well beyond the website to the president's political support. and his wider second term agenda. a broad-based approach evidenced by events over the weekend. on friday, the president and first lady met with activists engaged in a hunger strike on the national mall in pur
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
and headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
on the they are to young invincibles. chris matthews for a town hall at american university. part of the college tour. the exclusive interview at 7:00 p.m. eastern. that interview is coming a day after the president held a youth summit at the white house urging young people to get in on the affordable care act. help spread the word and don't listen to the nasty ads. >> believe it or not there were organizations out there to convince young people not to get insurance. think about that. that's a really bizarre way to spend your money. remind your friends and peers. they are not going to pay for your illness. >> seriously it is a bizarre way to spend your money. in case you need a reminder, uncle sam is back. >> we are tired of footing the bill for washington's failures. sorry, politician. our health care is not a game. >> like i said, bizarre. those ads are part of the noise that is seeking to drown out the good news about the affordable care act. kentucky expanded medicaid led to more than 65,000 enrollment so far. in a visit to capitol hill, the governor said nationwide in his sta
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
, the website is now working. go to take a look for oh yourself. in your state. what's available to you. there is no reason why you should not have health insurance. and, by the way, if you don't get health insurance and then you get in an accident, the rest of us end up paying for it. because the hospitals -- they end up essentially charging folks with insurance an average of about $1,000 per family in hidden subsidies for the people who don't have health insurance. that's part of what we're trying to eliminate. >> when you saw the front page of the "washington post" today with the story about the national security agency, basically patrolling all of the cell phones in the world, basically, a lot of young people point to the privacy requirements. they don't like being part of anything that's collecting information. health care. is this going to be one of the detriments to people wanting to sign up? they want to keep their privacy? >> first of all, health care is entirely different. it's more similar to seniors who sign up for medicare or people who file their taxes. you know, th
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